Obituary: Jean Scott-Conti, 83, former Southborough Gardners president

Jean Scott-Conti, 83 , of Southborough died on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, surrounded by her loving family.

She leaves her husband of 58 years, Paul J. Conti; her sons, Mark A. Conti and his wife Susan E. of Southborough; P. Scott Conti and his wife Jeanne of Marlborough; David W. Conti and his life partner Sheila M. Daly of Shrewsbury and W. Roxbury; 3 grandchildren Elizabeth E., Emily J. Conti and Peter J. Conti.

Born in in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Ernest D. and Beatrice (Leonard) Scott. Jean was a graduate of North High School, Salter Secretarial School and she also attended Northeastern University. While working at the Youth Guidance Center in Worcester, Jean Met and married Army, Lt. Paul J. Conti and spent the next two years with him, stationed in Neu Ulm Germany, where their first son Mark was born.

Jean was a long time member of St. Mark’s Church in Southborough, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also served on the alter guild, Bargain Box, and on many church fairs. She is an honorary member and past President of Southborough Gardeners and a member of the Lyscomb Reading group, along with being a past member of PEO, Worcester Country Club.

Jean cherished her role as wife, mother and grandmother. Her primary focus in life was the welfare of her family. Favorite pastimes included cooking, gardening, golfing, summers on Cape Cod, seasonal visits to their condo in Lincoln, NH and extensive travel to Europe and the Caribbean. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all who knew her for her warmth, compassion, strength, and wisdom.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 14, from 4 to 7PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough.
Funeral and burial will be private. The Conti family wishes to thank the nurses and aids at Beaumont Rehab. & Skilled Nursing Ctr, and Salmon Hospice Care for their compassion and support.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to St. Mark’s Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or Salmon Hospice Care, 42 Beaumont Drive, Northbridge, MA 01543. To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit

(Obituary courtesy of Morris Funeral Home)

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